Tuesday, April 1, 2008

This little shrine of mine :)


I got my junk on! and created this altered light bulb shrine the other day. I am not sure if hubby is gonna like it much because I used the dies from his sausage grinder for the base but he has not made sausage in years! And they had become rusty anyway :)) I have it hid away in my studio so he has not noticed it yet .. and I am not pointing it out to him :D

I have had so many emails asking how I did that I put together a little online workshop My inspiration was the steampunk look. Inside the bulb is rusty chicken wire, the image is one of my front/back transparencys (instructions for front/back images are on my website). The top is a old perfume funnel and the spiral is a watch spring. I should have put the mini fairy lights inside and I might just take it apart and do that :)

18 comments:

Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Funky Junk!!! Fabulous, Inka! Love your shrine!
chris p

kirstin said...

What fun! Makes me think of exotic places - Morocco, maybe - until I saw the close-up view with the child. Amazing what can be done with stuff that just looks like junk to the casual viewer!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Awesome, Inka...laughing here, I was intrigued with your base...I have a couple of those grinders..one was my mom's, the other mine...I think you better keep it hidden!! He will probably get the yet to make sausage again.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

I should have said "yen", not yet...duh!

Dawn said...

Inka how amazing...this is so original, it is screaming out to be published, what a great way to use a light bulb!!! I agree with Kirstin who says it is like something from Morocco...whew! I am breathless with your innovation!

Funky Time Art said...

Wow, this is so cool Inka. I especially love that you used the sausage maker dies. Don't worry your secret is safe with us.
Denise

mary schweitzer said...

This is wonderful! How did you do the image?
This is the most fun kind of art to do I think. Beautiful!!!
Mary

Divagirl said...

I love this! You are such an inspiration!! I make shrines myself and I really love that you have made one that is so funky...its absolutely wonderful!

Bobbie said...

cyejOh, Inka, it's so creative! I love it!!!!! I also love that you are such a sharing, caring person. Wish you lived next door to me.
Warm regards,
Bobbie
www.bobbieshatsoff.com

Raquel said...

What an awesome project!! Sure hope you post a tutorial. Raquel

darlene aKa HugGeR said...

It is a very kwel light bulb, i took Michale's class and did a double light bulb. I never put it on my blog but I may someday. Anyway i think your is awesome!

morningDove said...

she is so adorable and love all the creativity in this piece. How can hubby refuse such a gorgeous piece of art. But i noticed the wire spirals around in shape of "S" that must mean its for me since my last name begins with "S". lol, fabulous piece

Jill said...

Oh I really love this! It has such a playful vintage feel to it. Thx for the tutorial too.

Diane said...

Just Beautiful!!It's so intriguing. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!
Inky Di

Majken said...

What a great lamp! SO fairy! One of the ideas I would have had myself! :)

How about challenging your husband to make sausage.. if he says no, then you are in the clear! And if he says yes, then let him do so provided that he is able to find his eqipment within lets say.. 7 minutes. If not, he looses his title and rank as 'sausagemaker of the house' - not having proper control of his tools! ;)

beckyais said...

I love it--hope you share how you put the image on the glass. Thanks for sharing!
Becky A. in MN

purplepaint said...

Inka - this is just beautiful! I'll have to go check out your tutorial! Marva

joanne wardle said...

ooooo love it. don't worry he'll never notice you used hi stuff, they never do!!